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Javascript future in Webdynpro (JAVA and ABAP)

Hi WebDyn Pro's,

I see many sophisticated capabilities enabled inside Webdynpro for JAVA from use of Javascript. Further, in many cases, Javascript provides the only solution for the requirements!

From this forum, I think I hear that Javascript capabilities may be disallowed in future WebDynpro releases by SAP.

I have 3 questions related to this:

1. Why would SAP want to disallow usage of Javascript inside WebDynpro applications? What is the harm?

2. Does SAP think that customers should be able to provide these same capabilities without use of Javascript?

3. Will this same Javascript limitation exist in WebDynpro for ABAP?

Thanks,

Kevin

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    Apr 13, 2006 at 03:31 PM

    "Many sophesticated capabilities enabled inside Webdynpro for JAVA from use of Javascript." - that is true

    1. It is to have a standard for development inside, and outside SAP. Otherwise developers will use ... who knows what they will develop... and there have been quality problems in projects that SAP has to deliver - SAP has 30,000 employees, any of whome can develop in their free time. With the current framework, all these issues have been taken into consideration.

    2. SAP and the Webdynpro development team in Walldorf will continue to enhance the webdynpro framework in the forseeable future. There is an alternative if you want to use Javascript. Please use Java Dyn Pages for unlimited java script coding. This can be seen in Portal Development Manual. http://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04/helpdata/en/fd/01f34026d70b06e10000000a155106/content.htm

    3. Yes it will apply in ABAP. WebDynpro is the common framework that is used for both ABAP and Java. It Java/ABAP independent "so" to say. But it works better with Java right now than ABAP.

    Sumit.

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    Apr 13, 2006 at 05:09 PM

    Web Dynpro has been designed to support different clients like browser (aka HTML client), mobile devices, smart clients etc.

    Javascript is not part of the Web Dynpro programming model. It is only a technical means to achieve certain functionality on certain clients.

    A Web Dynpro application may be run on different clients without change, which would be impossible if client-specific technologies like Javascript were part of the programming model.

    Armin

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